Leaving the whole invasion day thing alone Has anyone else noticed the militarization of Australia day? is it all a lead in to the vomit inducing Anzac orgy we have coming up this year? Why is Australia day about Military band marches, Gun salutes, Jet flyovers. The newspaper ran a 3rd page story all about 'brave solders' the TV news is wall to wall uniforms and pomposity. Is it to make us feel less squeamish around the brave murderers by ingraining the military as part of the Australian genetic?